Can’t Sleep? Avoid These Foods And Drinks That Keep You Up at Night

Any Fried Meat Could Make You Restless

Over 25% of Americans eat fried food every day. If you decide to do so, have it during lunch, not dinner. Researchers have connected fried food to poor sleep. According to the University of Adelaide, people who eat fatty foods (i.e., fried food) are more likely to report sleeplessness.

Fries and fried chicken are on a tray at a restaurant.
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This diet can also affect your lifestyle factors. The Michigan Head and Neck Institute explains that fried food-eaters tend to sleep more during the day and watch TV at night. The result is an awkward sleep schedule that will leave people tired.